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To the Camp! 

Appeal for funds. 

The success that has been the happy result 
of the School's efforts has led naturally to 
increase in expenditure. Up tili now this has 
been met by Special Grants, and while the 
Current Expenditure will continue to be met 
in this way, the very considerable Initial 
Expense for Equipment — Partitioning, Books 
and Apparatus *r is one which the Committee 
feel might well be borne in part by those who 
benefit from the School. 

Like practically all other activities in the 
Camp, the School is essentially a voluntary 
Service; but when in these days of general 
sacrifice so much money from within the Camp 
is spent on Amüsement, the Committee feel 
that this Appeal for a Voluntary Subscription 
for Education will surely meet with a generous 

Subscriptions should be handed into the 
School Office (between Bar. 2 & 3) during 
office hours 3—4. 30 any Afternoon, when a 
receipt will be given. 


Ruhleben Camp 

N£8. September 1915. 

äSjJjURING the last fortnight tlie Camp has been 
« ! given Home Rule — that is to say we have 
been placed "ander the immediate control of 
our own officials in place of those of the 
.,£. ; Military Authorities — and the aspect of the 
jgjjj Camp during the past few days has been 
sufficient to convince any observer that this concession has 
been appreciated. 

The result of this new regime is that the necessity 
for the Camp to pull together is greater than ever. It has 
been a surprise to many that the Body of Captains has not 
undergöne any changes out now we are face to face .with the 
fact that the Camp as a whole has expressed itself as satis- 
fied with that body and accordingly the Camp as a whole 
has engaged itself to give them its absolute support. There 
are still many who resent the "present composition of the 
Body of Captains but those people have had a chance to 
put for ward other men and in no single case have they 
done so. It is therefore only left to us, and we say us 
because in the past the Camp Magazine has been among 
the severest critics of the Captains' Office, to rid ourselves 
of whatever prejudice the past may have imbued us and 
to start this new regime with a clean sheet. With a sport- 
ing Camp behind them resolved to show that, after all, 
though we have our differences of opinion, we aie fully 
eapable of managing our own affairs, we feel no doubt that 
the present Constitution of the civil authority in the Camp 
will prove not merely adequate but in every way successful. 

We greatly regret that we have had to rasie our price 
again to thirtypfennigs but unfortunatelyour printing outside 
costs us twenty eight pf ennigs per copy and that this price 
cännot be possibly diminished and even then no margin is 
left for office expenses. If the Camp will extend to us the 
same loyal and steady support that it has accorded us in 
the past we can guaranted that there will be no further 
advance in price and we will endeavour, as always, to give 
them a better paper as the number of our issues increase. 




= Early in the year the A- and S. U. had organised open-air = 

= teaching on the third Grand Stand at a time when the work of S 

= the School, an off-shoot of the Union, had come to a standstill = 

= for want of space- As the weather grew warmer, the School S 

= fellowed suit in making use of the third Grand Stand and a re- = 

= Organisation of its administration took place. Class teaching being = 

= outside the original plan of the Union, it was agreed recently 5 

= between the committees of the School and the Union to turn = 

over the whole of the Union's Iectures and classes to the control = 

=f of the School, certain members of the Union being at the same = 

= time added to the School committee. This agreement was S 

= accepted by a general meeting of the Union on September 4. =E 

The Circles appointed representatives who met on September | 

llth lo consider what should be their relationship to the other =j 

= educational bodies in the Camp. They decided to regard themselves § 

= in future, as in most cases in the past, as part of the Arts and Ez 

Science Union and to be representcd by that body on the = 

S Education Committee. j= 

The circles have in most cases a chairman and a secretary, 7 

and will hold similar meeiings of representatives whenever occasion ~ 

seems to demand it. We intend to give a fuller report of Circle S 

work in the next number. — 

Ü A\on. b in was allotted to lbsen's "Master Builder" which S 

Ü could not be performed owing to the lighting installation having - 

been condemned by the inspector. Messrs. Pender, Kapp, Tivey s 

and Duncan Jones were ready at a few hours, notice to step J| 

Ü into the breach with an evening on the short story, but that also 

was rendered impossible by the prohibition of all light, even jg 

=E electric pocket-lamps, in the Hall. 5 

On Monday 13 th in the afternoon, Messrs. Bainton and Pauer = 

= and the Madrigal Choir gave an excellent concert which is no'iced = 

S at length elsewhere. E 

§§ On Wednesday 8 th and 1 5 th Iectures on Oxyacetilene Welding " 

= and Metal cutting were given by Mr. Wechsler. E 

= On Sats. ll iJl and 18 :h Iectures on Bye-products of gas- H 

= manufacture by Dr- Anderson; Chinese Beliefs and Superstitions =■ 

Ü by Mr. Pogson, and California by Mr. Fester- Kell were given. B 

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"'1X7HY do such a lot of people make grimaces when they 
V " pass one another?" asked Phoebe. 

"Grimaces ?" I repeated. 

"Yes have you not noticed it ?" 

"Oh, I know what you mean. That's not a grimace ; that's 
the assertion of the individual at the expense of the Community.'' 

"Im sorry,'' said Phoebe simply, "I don't get there. ' 

"It's this way. When we first came to the Camp we found 
a tremendous number of old friends, aquaintances, and other 
nondescripts, and we also met a host of new people on our 
arrival. Seeing them so often as we do here, it was impracticable 
to say 'Good afternoon' every time, but likewise too unkind 
to cut them. There remained the possibility of nodding to each 
cther every time we met, and putting on that friendly grim 
which speaks multitudes. But such an obvious course was 
abhorrent to a let of the more go-ahead members of the Camp. 
They must have a distinctive greeting, something one would 
remember long after the maker's vacant face has vanished from 
the memory ; they must, as I said before, assert their indi- 
viduality. Hence the grimaces, the leers, the winks, the head 
twitchings, the shoulder jerks and the gentle raising of the hand." 

"But where does 'the expense of the Community' part of 
the business come in?" 

"My dear little girl, think of the effect a constant succession 
of terrifying facial movements must have on the nerves of the 

"Like the poor warders in a lunatic asylum." 

"Are you trying to hint that the initiated are lunatics ?" 
I asked severely. 

"No, no! Not yet, at any rate. But that is not the only 
funny thing I have noticed. People have a, curious habit of 
suddenly shouting here in the Barrack. You will perhaps be 
happily dozing or smoking. — ■ No, no not smoking — amusing 

yourselt" — when someone will start to sing, or just talk a 
little loudly, whereupen throughout the whole barrack yell 
lipon yell will ascend to the Heavens. Then suddenly it will 
die away and all will be quiet. Why is it?" 

"It's bluff. No one but a fool would do that sort of th'ng 
really, of course. The idea is to deceive the soldiers into 
thinking us idiots so that they won't guard us so carefully, and 
we shall be able to escape more easily." 

"And it's the same thing when anything is smashed. What 
wculd happen outside." 

"Curses, bright and beautiful. ' I sugges'ed. 

"Exactly, but here they cheer like mad. Talking of s\veai\ng, 
there is a tremendous let of bad language used in the Camp 
don't you think?" 

"I can t say I've noticed it." 

"You Kavent noticed it, you depraved wretch?" 

"Nothing special. As a matter of fact I expec'.ed some- 
thing much worse. Before I came in, populär magazine fiction 
had led me to suppose that sailors would swear so nicely, but 
since my arrival I must confess that I have been bitterly dis- 
appointed. The only difference between their swearing and that 
of the land-lubbers (I believe that is the correct expression) 
is that, whereas they use what you call bad language as though 
it bored them, land lubbers roll it out as if they really enjoyed 
it. For instance take the word. — " 

"Kindly do no such thing." 

I shrugged my Shoulders "You started the subject", I 
pointed out. 

"It is not a subject here at all. As far as I can make out 
it is an obsession. Then letting the hair grow, and the letting 
it all fall back over the crown of the head, and tucking the ends 
under the collar. Why do such a lot of people do that?" 

"It's cheap. The hair does not need cutting so often. And 
then some people are rather short of — well we won't be rüde, 
and the long hair keeps what little they have got nice and 

"They cans tay in their boxes if they fesl cold." 

"Yes it's always warm in the boxes. 

If the atmosphere is cool the members make up for it by 
their behaviour." 

"I've noticed that too. If you want to get down to the 
bed-rock character. — " 

"And bed rock mattresses !" 

"Be quiet! But here a man seems to have two characters, 
a box character, and a camp character, and they are never a 
bit like one another. Why — " 

"How can I answer if I am to keep quiet?" 

$he ignored the Interruption. "Why are people sd different 
in their boxes ?'' 

"Why do people treat their wives better when other people 
are present?" 

"Why does nearly every box have some intsrnscime feud ?" 

I put my hand feebly to my forehead. This cross fire 
of questions was beginning to teil. 

"The fact is ", said Phoebe, "the people here are British 
in every way and they are proud of it." 

"Hear, hear" I murmured weakly. 

"Except one." 

I started. "What is that?" 

Their behaviour in the secrecy of their boxes. There are 
feuds in nearly every box. Tyrannies, coalitions, autocracies, 
plutocracies, cabals, boyootts, quarreis, riots — . Just get out 
your dictionary a moment. 

But I had fainted. 

T. G. 

No 3. Dr. BLAGDEN. 

T^AINT and weary, bored and dreary, 
*■ Sick at heart and spirits low, 
Tired and fagged then come, Oh Blagden, 
Sing us songs of H a O. 

Hymn the laws of Boyle, the cause of 
Chemical reactions teil 
How a man with patience can with 
"Cerebos" make HCL. 

Up and carol of the paral- 
Lelograms of forces; woo 
Us to rightly love the slightly 
Nauseous fumes of CSg. 

Chant the days of Charles, the days of 
Newton, and the zenith when 
Pug-dogs portly perished shortly 
After taking HCN. 

Gentle teacher, I'm a creature 
Wooing the poetle strain. 
(Scoffers question my digestion 
Mutter "Water on the brain"). 

When I spy thee strolling by me 
Eyes asparkle, teeth displayed, 
Then I ponder as I wander 
"Why were trouser-pockets made?". 


A M P 


THE Camp School is at present the most populär and, 
we venture {to say, the most useful institution in the Camp ; 
will the appeal for funds damage its popularity? We trust not! 
The School is of far more use than even the Football Clubs, 
and we hope to see it as readily and as generouslv supported. 

BY the way, talking of the School reminds us that a number 
of the boxes in the "Summer House Club" were at the in- 
ception of that Club handed over to the use of the Schooli, 
and a jgood deal was made of this fact by those who attempted 
to justify the existence of such ,a Club in a British Concen- 
tration Camp. Now, however, those boxes are invaded by card- 
plaving members of the Club, and any classes invading thQ 
sacred precincts would receive scant ceremony. We would appeal 
to the Club Committee to put this matter right, and if they 
cannot see their way clear to handing over some of their boxes 
to the school classes, then to throw them open to any private 
students who may be in want of a place to study in. 

WITH. the winter upon jus, the question of accommodation 
both for studying purposes and as smoking rooms for the Camp 
generally, is beeoming a pressing one. We received a cheerful 
message from the Captains' Office not to worry about smoke- 
room aecommodation, as this matter was receiving attention. The 
Camp does worry all the same, and we hope to hear a definite 
announcement from the Captains on the subject very shortly. 

With regajd to study room, there has been a good deal of 
criticism Ievelled at the Arts and Science Union for what is 
termed their "appropriation" of the cubby holes under the first 
grand stand. We should like to point out that this criticism is 
is quite unjust, and that if the Camp would only take the 
trouble to read and remember notices — which it never does, and 
therefore it is well to use the Camp Magazine as an advertising 
medium — it would remember that the Arts and Science Union 
invited any member of the Camp who wished to have the> 
use of the cubby hole, to ; apply to the Allocation Secretary, 
Mr. Robin Croad, present address, Bar. 17, and their cases would 
receive every consideration. Eac'h student is allowed the use 
ot the 'cubby holes for two hours a day, and should any student 
wish to have ispace for the winter, he should apply now, while 
the question of obtaining space for (study is again under disi- 

cussion. We do beg of students in the Camp not to fail in 
making applidation, and not, when the winter comes, to grouse 
that they have no place to work in. 

MANY people in the Camp are greatly agitated about the 
money eollected for the Red Cross Bed going out of the Camp, and 
fear that the impression will be given that we are in no need 
of relief. Do those gentlemen think that the home Government 
is ignorant of the fact that (an .amount equal to that which 
we wish to raise for this bed was sent out of this Camp to 
pay for our Picture Palace? If that fact has not led the Home 
Government to reconsider the Relief Question, surely a voluntary 
subscription, devoted to such an object >as this, will not do so. 

THE writers of the Review of the Cricket Seaon have 
an unkind jibe at our Editorial (regard for the noble gamd 
and regret that our reports have not come up to the expectations 
of these gentlemen. However, we have done our best, and if 
these enthusiasts had only come along earlier and offered their 
help — but we need say no more. 

WE must thank the Camp for the way it has responded 
to our appeal for an opinion on the best teams for the opening 
mateh of of the season, and, though at time of writing we 
have not closed down the Competition, we have seen enough 
of the inundation of our Office with the selection forms ta 
be more 'Ühan assured of the success of the scheme. Already 
half the Camp has voted. 

As we stated last time, we shall devote special attention 
to football, and every League game will be reported. In addition 
we shall have a series of articles from Mr. Pentland, and other 
well-known players. _j 



Teams chosen by the Camp. 

The idea of the Football Association Committee to let the 
Camp choose the teams for the opening Match of the season, 
England v. The Rest, has been an unexpected success, for over 
1600 — that is to say, nearly half the Camp — have voted. 
There was of course great variety of opinion, but the two follow- 
ing teams have secured a fair majority: 






Right back - 



Left back - 



Right half - - 



Centre half - 



Left half - - 



Outside right - 



Inside right - 



Centre f orward - 



Inside left - 



Outside left 



We are glad to see that so many of our readers are foot- 
ball enthusiasts, in view of the fact that we are making special 
arrangements for reporting the games of the following season, 
and have also in view a series of attractive articles on the game 
by various experts. 



WHAT is the use of wasting time over vain regrets that 
wb are here for another season? We are here, and 
likely to remain for some time, so let us make the best of the 
present circumstanoes and look forward to what the Gods have 
in störe for us with as much optimism as we can command. 
No, this is not a lecture, but merefy a quiet hint to grasp all 
the small pleasures which come our way. We had a fairly 
good time last football season. 'Since then the cricket, golf, 
tennis and omer orgamsations have provided tons of healthy, 
happy recreation and now here we are again with our football. 
With the help of the whole Camp in the sense of "playing 
the game", both from the spectators' and players* standpoint, 
we shall smile our way through the Coming winter without 
noticing it. 

The governing body, i. e. The Ruhleben Football Asso- 
ciation, was re-formed on September 2nd. The same Secretary 
and chairman as for last season were appointed. Owing to the 
exchange (not the "Exchange" we have heard so much about) 
Which took place among the barracks some time ago, slight 
alterations are seen in the personnel of the Football Asso- 
ciation. At the time of writing it is not certain if the Tea 
House and Co will run a team, but thiey are endeavouring 
to raise a side from the Tea House and Barracks 1, 14, 15, 
16. They will probably operate in the second league. 

The following list shows the barracks which are running 
teams, and their F. A. representatives. 

Bar. 2. Two teams, (Mr. Tivey. 

Bar. 3. Two teams, Mr. Campbell. 

Bar. 4. Two teams, $Ar- Brearley. 

fßar. 5. Two teams, Mr. Astin. 

Bars. 6, 20, 21, 22, 23A, who will join forces, will run 
two teams, and their representative is Mr. Warner. 

Bar. 9. Two teams, Mr. Boler. 

Bar. 10. Two teams, Mr. Perry. 

iBar. 11. Two teams, Pro tem. Mr. Facer. 

Bar. 17 & 18. Two teams, Mr. Croad. 

Bar. 23 (Boys') O^e team (2nd. division), Mr. Taylor. 

Our Rugby friends will have one of our last season pitches, 
the f ar one from the grand Stands, and we take their old one. 

We intend having goal nets, and shall also place ropes 
and posts round the grounds for the convenience of all ooncerned. 

iQctober Ist. and 2nd. will be devoted to the preparations 
of the pitches. Ön October 3rd. a representative match will 
be played to mark the opening of our second season. In connection 


with this, the idea, suggested by Mr. Alfred Mills, of asking 
the Camp to cboose the teams through the Camp paper has 
fairly caught on and is causing immense interest. 

From the 3rd. to the lOth. of October each barrack will 
have a pitch for four hours' .practice to give them all a fair 
opportunity of seeing their players perform. League matches 
commence on Oct. llth. and return matches will be played. 

On an average each barrack will play a first and a second 
league game every four days, thus giving a couple of days' 
rest between the games. 

It is almost certain that every league match will take place 
on the same ground. The other ground will be kept entirely for 
friendly games. It is the general rule in such games to bar 
those players who take a part in the league games. So with 
önly twelve or thirten Barracks, and one ground always at 
their disposal, there will be ample opportunity for those who 
are not in the League teams to have plenty of football. Taking 
it for granted that the ground is open from 9 to 11.30 a. m. 
and from 2 to 5 p. m. we liave five and a half playing hours 
per day. This gives 39 houirs a week for non-league players, 
or three hours for each barrack. It will be seen therefore, 
that the non-league players will have really more football than 
those who are playing for their barracks. i 

An offioe has been kindly placed at our disposal by the 
Captains. This is next-door to Dutton's Stores in the Grand 
Stand. Oür experience in connection with football is absolutely 
at the service of anyone caring t o ask for advice, and we shall be 
only too glad to answer any inlquiry or help in any possible 
manner. ' 

I have no intention of givin,g an opinion on the relative 
strength of the barracks in the Coming campaign. This will be 
an easier matter when I have seen a few matches. 

Some of the transfers which have taken place among the 
better known players are: 

Bloomer, Dutton, Vivian. 

Bar. 1 to, 2 Collinson. 

Bar. 1 to 7 Heath. 

Bar. 1 to 9 Quinn and Treseder. 

Bar. 1 to '23A Gutherie. 

Bar. 1 to 10 Sams and Lithgow. 

J3ar. 3 to 9 Rogans. 

Bar. 10 to 9 Slade. 

T,H. to 3 Garden. 

T.H. to 5 Bardsley and Falck. 

Bar. 14 to 9 Owen. 

T.H. to 7 Groening, Hamlyn and Weiss. 





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T.H. to 8 Hodgkinson. 
T.H. to 10 Bogger 
and several others. 
Alf and Johnny Mills will 1)3 sesn in the ranks of Bar. 2 

in the Coming season. 



THE name of a local celebrity is required to complete each 
verse. We off er enormous prizes for correct Solutions! 

(Specimen verse, to enable the Editor to catch the drift of 
the thing. 

That mangy young Journalist .... 
Has a face like a Manchester cabby; 
His shirt is the limit, — 
His handkerchiefs dim it, — r 
His rag makes the Pink 'un look shabby.) 

A brilliant young Scotian named .... 
Made his bow as a comin' World -mender; 

And agreed with G. K. 

That a new right-of-way 
Twixt the hair and the slum girl would end her. 


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Imet him one morning while lining-up for a parcel. The 
queue stretched across the promenade right up to the fence 
— and. I was leaning up against the fence. By some mischance 
I had lefi the box without a book, probably because the ex- 
citement of receiving some tangible evidenoe of the existence 
of friends — after two days without anything — had disturbed 
my usual foresight. This sad ocurrence naturally made me 
desire something exciting to while away the hours which must 
pass before I could reach the far distant window of the post- 

Then HE came and stood behind me, for the line had 
moved up one. For want of a better name I shall call Him 
Johnny ; it suits him so well. 

He was a nut; hair nioely oiled and beautifully parted. 
His budding moustache never seemed to have spare time to 
grow, for Johnny was continually twirling what little there 
was of it. His plump rosy checks vaguely reminded one of a 
"Frivolity" beauty. Of course his suit was of a most nutty 
cut. It had been made in Ruhleben, therefore it was really 

I wondered how a conversation could be opened up with 
this scented Johnny. No sooner had I , wondered than the oppor- 
tunity came. Two or three individuals evidently in a hurry 
— for they forget to say "please" — suddenly broke through 
the queue in front of me. In avoiding the "light fantastic" clog- 
soled feet of one of these gentlemen, I stopped back and trod 
on Johnny' s dainty footwear. With consternation writ large upon 
my face, I turned round, and craved humble pardon for my 
exceeding clumsiness. 


"Oh! not at all" graciously answered Johnny. "Some men 
here have no idea of manners. Y'know, my pater was always 
so particular about correct behaviour. He would never allow 
me to hurt any gentlemans feeRngs — " 

MDr his tcos", I interrupted, anxious to treat Johnny as 
a gentleman. 

He l,aughed softly, at what he considered a witty remark, 
although to think it ons, must have required some effort on the 
part of my scented friend's Imagination. 

"Now long have you been in Germany ?" and I put the 
ccnventional Ruhleben question to him, after looking if that 
impossible window had come any nearer. 

"Well", he answered, "I came on August the first. My 
Pater desired that I should finish off my education ön the 
Continent. I thought it a beastly bore y'know, but he must 
have had heaps of money at that time and evidently wished 
to waste some morc over me", and Johnny smiled at his own 

After we had moved up two feet and been trodden on by 
six others anxious to reach an unknown destination before closing 
time, the conversation was continued. 

"It was awfully rotten to leave the old Hall you know. 
If I had only known. - — " 

He paused and looked quite pensive. 

"Yes?" I said, anxious to hear his Version of the Ruh- 
leben "if." 

"If I had only known", the went on, "there would have 
been nothing like this f or me. I should nöw be having an - ex- 
traordinarily charming life riding round our park at home with 
my old school chums, y'know.'' 
- . It sounided all right — the tones I mean. But the words 
did not ring quite true considering the circumstances. But I 

Again we moved up, nearly three feet on this occasion ! 
I turned round to resume the conversation when my friend 
Snippy strolled up quite casually. Snippy, a tall blue eyed, 
blende haired young fellow, knows everybody. It generally takes 
him an. hour to crawl from Bond Street to the Tea House 
fbr his self-imposed constitutional, because he yarnsi with 
"all sorts and conditions of men" and cheerfully relates all 
the latest rumours. This takes up the time and makes him 

When Johnny saw Snippy, however, he nodded distantly 
and appeared to remember an urgent engagement elsewhere. 
Looking about anxiously he espied an aquaintance and beckonied 
to him. This rather ordinary looking speeimen of humanity 

(Continued on page 16.) 



sfalked tewards the apprehensive Johnny and said "Watcherwant". 
, "Here. Take my place in the line and get my parcel for 
me will you? Here is five pfennigs." 

"Orlrite" growled the newcomer — and Johnny slipped 
unostentatiously away. 

"Snippy" said I curiously. "Who is that fellow who has 
just cut ? He seemed to know you and to be frightened of 
the acquaintance." 

Snippy grinned. 

"He's a barber's assistant" I12 an:w;red. "Used to work 
in a saloon I went to near the Strand. Ab out the middle of 
last year he had a bet on with a customer that he couldn't 
make a certain gentleman have more than a 'hair cut' after a 
shave'. He waited his time, and one day, when the customer 
who had made the bet was present, he persuaded the man in 
question to have a shave, a haircut, singe, shampoo, facial electric 
buzz, and a tonic rub, charged him ten Shillings for doing it- 
all, and won his bet. I don't know how he managed the business 
unless it was that wonderful voice of his." 

1 laughed aloud and wondered why the hair oil and the 
scent had not spoken "barber's shop" to me before. 

"But how did he get to Germany?" I queried. 

"Quite simple", replied Snippy. "He got a holiday after- 
wards, and just to cut a dash among his friends, he came over 
to Germany on the strength of his savings and the bet. He 
knew no foreign lahguage, but that didin't trouble him. I was 
on the same boat and talked him on one or two occasions. 
He never claims my acquaintance now, for I ;heard him swanking 
it to some chaps onei day and fold him off." 

By this time I had reached the window. The hours had been 
cccupied in a most diverting manner by this little secret history. 

Some days after I was leaning over the railings watching 
the tennis. I heard Johnny' s voice : 

"Yes, I played an awful lot at home y'know at the old 
place. My Pater had two quite decent courts laid down. He 
will do anything for me." 

"You're a lucky beggar" said his envious companion as 
they walked on to the cricket field. 








IT will be öf interest to a large section of the Camp to hear 
about the Professional Championship arranged by the Golf Com- 
mittee for the Professionals attached to the Club. The whole of 
the arrangements were left in the hands of A. Gummery (Royal 
Golf Club of Belgium) and the keen sporting spirit of the players 
showed how they appreciated the trouble taken on their behalf, 

The Competition was 36 holes (medal play), 12 holes to be 
played each day, starting Sunday 12^, 4 prizes being subscnbed 
for by the members of the Club. 

The first day's play found W. Jackson at the head of the 
hst with a careful 42 strokes. The second day found J. B. Holt 
in true champion - ship form, doing the 12 holes in the bnlhant 
score of 39. Having 44 the first day he topped the hst with 83, 
"wee" Bob Murray being close on his heels with 84 and Peter 
Jackson with 85. 

The third day found the enthusiasts bubbling over with excite- 
ment, the cllmax Coming when Murray had a 10 foot putt which 
just failed to pop in to win the match by I stroke. 

The füll scores were: 
R. Murray (Dresden & N.-Berwick) 43+41+44 +128 

J. B. Holt (Hamburg) 
W. Jackson (Cologne) . 

E. Warburton (Kiel) . 

F. Richardson (Bremen) 
C. Culling (Darmstadt) 

J. Brown (Assist. Berlin) 

A. Andrews (Hannover) 
C. Kyte (Assist. Brüssels) 

44+39+45 +128 1 at tie 
42+43+45 +130 2*d 
43+44+46 +133 3rd 
43+46+45 +134 
48+45+45 +138 
48+44+47 +139 

45—53—47 —145 
50—55-43 —145 

R. Cramp (Assist. Hamburg) . . 53—50—49 —152 

The folllowing gentlemen kindly officiated as scorers, Messrs. 
Cox, Dixon, Fachiri and Rosenberger. 

The tie between R. Murray and J. B, Holt was Sept. 16^ 
over 12 hole after a ding-dong battle the little Scotsman won by 
three strokes. 

Scores: R. Murray, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 2, 4, 3, 3, —41 

J. B. Holt, 3, 4, 4, 2, 5, 4, 3, 4, 3, 3, 5, 4, -44 

Mr. Fisher (President of the Club) kindly officiated as scorer. 

The players wish to express their thanks to the members of 
the Club for the prizes, also to the orgamser of the Competion 
and the Scorers. NIBLICK. 



At the Concert by the mad 
Wriggle Company, we had 
Several solos by a lad 

Known as Pauer — Pauer — Pauer. 

(Or at least that's how it read 
In the bills that Henry shed 
On the Camp's devoted head 

In a shauer — shauer — shauer.) 

And quite eagerly I paid 
Twenty pfennigs, and I made 
For my seat, and there I stayed 

For an hauer — hauer — hauer. 

But I couldn't hear the Räch 
Maninoff from near the back; 
For what Pauer seemed to lack 

Was just — Pauer — Pauer — Pauer! 

J. D. K. 



PLEASANT anticipations, evoked by memories of the first 
madrigal evening, caused an immediate rush for tickets when 
the second concert was announced. The concert proved equal 
to all expeetations, high though they were. 

With the first three items, "Come shepherd swains" 
(Wilbye) "The nightingale" (Weelkes) and "The hunt is up" 
(Bennett) the first concert had familiarised us sirfficiently for 
the second Performance to reveal to us, not only the more 
subtle points of the works, but also the comprehensive insight 
with which they had been treated by the conductor, Mr. E 1 . L. 
Bainton. The number freshly added to thei groupi ,,As the 
moments roll" (Webbe), is a hearty expression of careless jollity, 
with nothing really deep in its f eeling, but well representative of 
an essentially English attitude. 

The three Elgar items, notwithstandmg the technical seventy 
of certam passages, were excellently rendered, and the baianced 
contrast of the alternate works gave further glimpses of the 
perceptive power of the conductor. The first of the group, 
"Feasting I watch", we had also heard before, but lt lost 
nothmg by a second hearing. The second item, "Its Oh to be 
a wild wind", a delicate conceit, atrifle affected and tincturedi with 
saccharine, was sung with charming simplicity. The last of the 
group, "The Reveille", has lntensity, but has also so many inter- 
climaxes and crowded effects that the work as a whole seems 
uneven, and the efforts neutralise one another. But. agamst all 
obstacles the chcir sung splendidly and with most moving appeal. 

The folk-songs arranged by Vaughan Williams^ (who by 
the ,way is now at the front) gave us perhaps the most deligjhtful 
moments in a delightful programme. The first number, "Bushes 
and Bnars", is füll of exquisite lyrical beauty, and a freshness 
which conjured up visions of the "green fields of England;, 
haunting everywhere". Mr. Pauer handled the Friedemann 
Bach prelude and Fugue very neatly. The last of the Rachmaninov 
items is a fiery and expressive work. But we might have 
been spared the sentimental and long-winded Brahms item. Mr. 
Hughesdon sang Stanfords "Sea songs" rippingly, not in 
bombastically boisterous fashion, but with a certain emotional 
reserve typical of the spirit which has carried our race through 
"Battle and storm and the sea-dog's way" over the ages, chanting 
cheerily, alike in sunlight or "in wind and rain". 

L. H. 



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THE Lawn Tennis Tournament, the holding of which was 
some time ago decioled upon, is now in füll swing. Originally, 
it had been intended to take place diiring the week beginning 
Sept. 13 : but owing to a delay in the delivery of the balls 
specially ordered from England, it had necessanly to be post- 
poned until the following week. 

The Tournament, to which the majority of players belonging 
to the Ruhleben L.T.A. have been looking forward with keen 
interest, comprises four events, viz. Open Singles, Open Doubles, 
Handicap Singles, to be played in two classes, and — Handicap 
Doubles. The number of entries received has been most satis- 
factory, as almost one hundred players are competing in the 
four events, bringing the entries to a total of 240. 

In the Open- Singles, there are 66 players; among these 
all the best exponents of the game in the Camp; above all, 
Mr. G. K. Logie, whb is a well-known International player, 
and belongs to the first half-dozen cracks in Germany, including 
O. Froitzheim, F. W. Rahe, O. Kireuzer and the two Klein- 
schroths. If we are not mistaken, Logie beat Kreuzer twice 
last year before the latter went to the States, in order to re- 
present Germany (with O. Froitzheim in the Davis Cup matches.) 
If he has not reached his best form on our courts we shall 
at least expect to see him play very fine tennis in the forth- 
ooming tournaments. Two players of whom we may hope that 
they will put up a good fight, are Messrs. J. O'Hara Murray 
and J. C. Masterman. Of these two gentlemen O'Hara Murray 
is a player of long-standmg reputation and wide expenence, 
especially in tournament play ; we may mention that during 
the past twelve years, O'Hara Murray has visited many of 
the biggest lawn tennis tournaments in the whole of Europe, 
bemg a well-known figure at the Riviera, in Paris, at Queens, 
at Stockholm, at Homburg, as indeed in all leading tournament 
places thirou^hout Germany. A player of equal proficiency, though 
probably less experiejice, is J. C. Masterman, whbse excellent 
style should enable him to make good progress in the future 3 
if his proficiency at other sports does not cause him to give 
up his present keen interest in Tennis. J. B. Gilbert, another 
all-round sportsman, is, with the progress he has recently shown, 
scarcely, if at all, weaker than the two last-named players, 
each of whom he has several times managed to defeat. in practioe 
matches. He should at all times be a difficult man to beat 
by reason of his excelling qualities as a fighter: good nerve, 
plenty of stamina and invariable good humour; which he has 
had ample opportunity of displaying at Cricket, Hockey and 
Football, in all of which he has been chosen to represent his 


barrack. F. Maxwell, who has played with good success in 
many Swiss Tournaments, would be a good match for Gilbert 
lf he were not so inclined to be errailic. At all be has a 
very pleasing style. 

The draw in the Open Singles has turned out very 
favourably. We find -Logier OH. Murray and Maxwell in the 
top half, Masterman, Gilbert and Harrison in the lower. O'Hära 
Murray will have no difficulty in reaching the semi-final ; Ripley 
in the 3rd round, and Joly, whom we expect to see as his Opponent 
in the penultimate, are the only players who will offer him any 
resistance at all. Then, however, comes a serious • stumbling 
block : Logie, who will have good matches, but no serious 
Opposition from Fachiri, Kindersley and Maxwell on his way 
to the final. And though O Hara Murray, with the wealth 
of experience hie h ! as had, can be relied upon to make: a sound 
fight against his younger Opponent, we hardly expect to see 
him win a set: more likely a good match of two close sets. 
In the lower half Gilbert will have little or no difficulty in 
gainmg a place in the Semi- Final. McDorman, his Opponent 
in the first round, will give mosit to do, but has too weak 
a forehand stroke to seriously endanger the left-hander. Of 
the remaining competitors in this quarter we expect to see 
Macintosh and Roupell doing best. Masterman, m the last 
quarter, will certainly figure as the fourth man in the semi-final, 
after somewhat more exertion, however, than will be demanded 
from Gilbert. Harrison, who> is remarkable for extreme steadiness, 
will, we should say, give him plenty to do, in the penultimate 
round, while Todd in an earlier round, who has the fastest 
forehand stroke of any player, we häve seen m Ruhleben, is 
sure to play very interesting and spectacular tennis, though his 
lack of experience and the steadiness dependent upon lt depnve 
him of any serious prospects of victory over Masterman. The 
semi-final between the latter and Gilbert promises to be perhaps 
the most interesting matdh of the event, and it is really difficult 
to say who has the better chances. Whichever of these two 
players proves successful, the final match will be equally good, 
and is sure to provide the spectators with some high-class tennis. 

The Open Doubles lies between the two pairs which meet 
in the lower half of the draw, J. O'Hara Murray — J. B. 
Gilbert, and G. K 1 . Logie — J. C. Masterman, of whom the 
latter combination has, we think, the better chances. We expect 
to see H. McDorman — E. B. Ripley, victorious in the top 
half, possible against R. Harrison — H. B. Maass, or O. 
Alliston — - A. B. Saunders. 

As to the Handicap Events, the Singles show an entry of 
87 (divided into two classes), and the Doubles an entry of 46 pairs. 



A Review. 

WE are faced with the task of reviewing the past cricket 
season, one which is rendered all the more formidable 
by the fact that the game has been reported on so sparsely, but 
doubtless oonscientiously. Possibly had the editor himself been 
a cricketer he might have done the game more justice. 

Belore launching into any criticism on the vanous Per- 
formances, we would preface our remarks by paying a well 
deserved tribute to the untinng energy of Joe Andrews in the 
capacity of head groundsman, to whose efforts the unexpected 
sucoess of the game was undoubtedly due. 

As forecasted at the outset, the championship was won by 
Bar. 10, who were obviously favoured with more talent than 
any other barrack, and on form were most unfortunate in failing 
to retain an unbeaten record. Their succ ess was in a large 
measure due to their possessing such an excellent leader and 
cricketer in J. C. Masterman, who is certainly the best all- 
round man in the Camp. Always a steady and clever bowler, 
his form with the bat, although most convincing in the earlier 
part of the season, suffered at the finish through over-indulgence 
in tennis. He possesses two Sterling qualities, good sports- 
manship and modesty, which former is shared by every member 




of the team. Although each of them is worthy of mention, 
the limited; space at our oommand oompels us to touch 
only ligntly on the merits and demerits of the outstanding 
players. McGill proved to be the mainstay of the attack, 
ably supported by Gilbert, who as a, batsman, did not 
fulfil the proniise shown in the earlier games. Harrison, though 
possessing a very unattractive style, was a tower of strength 
in the batting line. Steadman is a fine forcing batsman who 
made a pile of runs, but would have done even better had he 
at times shown more patience and eliminated the "blind swipe ". 
Roupell, although very disappointmg at the start, showed greatly 
improved form towards the close, but even then failed to remedy 
a very faulty "mashie shot" on the leg side, to which he feil 
a victim on many occasions. Belmont, who was well worth 
his place for fielding alone, saved his side in many matches 
from the danger of a batting collapse. Crossland, possibly the 
best wicket-keeper in the league, might do well to remember 
that a theatrical pose is not always lof material value in suppressing 
"Mr. Extras". 

To take the rest numerically, Barrack 1, though ably f illing 
the last place on the table, were nevertheless a greatly im- 
proved side, and possess a really fine fielder in Brambach. 
Barrack 2 owe their position in the league to the unflagging 
efforts of the veteran Simmons, who sueeeeded m producing 
a fine fielding side though marred somewhat by the weakness 
of Gordon, but he failed apparently to instil the necessity 
of playing with a straight bat, a fault shared by every member 
of the team with the exception of Maiden. Way, a good "all- 
rounder", and Mason bore the brunt of the attack. 

Barrack 3 looked rather weak at the beginning but have 
greatly improved since. The mainstays being Ronsonby and 
Gudgeon ; the former hits every ball hard, and it was a great 
surprise to tis that he did not make more runs. Gudgeon 
is one of the best and most decidedly the prettiest batsman 
in the camp, but guilty of lapses in the field. Fisher batted 
well at times, but his waist measurement though giving him a 
benevolent appearance, was not conduetive to speed between the 
wickets or to nimbleness in the field. Of the others Garden 
and Nicoll have both done good work with bat and 

Barrack 4, rather an uninteresting side, relied almost en- 
tirely on the all-round Performances of Brearley together with 
the batting of Horsfield and Jarvis and the bowling of Kitson. 

Barrack 5, on form were quite the second best team in the 
camp, but with all due deference to them, were fortunate in 
beating Barrack 10, a Performance which we hardly think they 


oould repeat a second itme. Bardsley is easily the best left- 
hand bowler in the camp, but unfortunately tires too quickly. 
He is, however, to be very heartily congratulated on taking 9 
wickets for 4 runs in the match versus Bar. 2 a fine Per- 
formance Baker, alter a lapse of many years, took up the game 
again and proved a great asset to his side. Stewart, an excellent 
field, improved greatly as a bowler, but although he made a 
number of runs showed a hearty dislike for fast bowling. 
Knowles the wicket-keeper, should learn that a ball chancmg 
to strike the batsman on ,any part of the body does not necessarily 
Warrant an appeal for l.b.w. 

Barrack 6, one of the most improved sides in the camp, 
have a thorough sportsman in [Wilson the captain. The bowlers 
were weak with the exception of Heath. Of the batsman, the 
best were Ross and Mac Naught, the latter developing into a 
powerful run-getter; had the former assisted the side in the 
earlier matdhes the barrack would undoubtedly have done better. 

Barrack 7 were one of the most interesting sides with a 
good variety of bowling, the ^brunt of which was borne by Mather, 
but they failed too often, [particularly in the later games, owing 
to the unsteadiness of their batting. Fachiri did very well behmd 
the stumps ; as a batsman, while showing good form, he was 
distinctly unlucky and was worth far more runs than his figures 
show. Barret, the impersonation of the proverbial stone-wall, 
was still the most consistent ;bat on the side. Groenings proved 
a useful bowler, and his hitting propensities were often of value 
in a cnsis. The team possessed the finest slipfield in Camp 
in the person of Ennis, who apart from this showed good 
all-round form. Dixon made runs at times but his style is too 
remini scent of golf. 

Barrack 8, another improved side, owed their success chiefly 
to the batting of Johnson and Hodgkmson, the former a really 
hard hitter, possessing a greater variety of strokes than the 
average on- looker supposed. ^arner was the acme ok keen- 
ness in the field. O'Neill as a bowler sacrifioed accuracy to 
speed, but was nevertheless of great value to his side. 

Barrack 9, is a rather disappointing team with a wealth of 
bowling talent, but not a single batsman to be relied on. Barber, 
quite one of the best bowlers in the Camp, was at the same 
time most unlucky. Of the others Brown was^ the most success- 
ful. Gooding, an excellent wicket-keeper was at times too hasty 
in breaking the wicket. 

Barrack 11 as a side showed rather streaky form and would 
have been lost without the all-round excellency of Haynes and 
Bloomer; the latter' s keenness in the field might well have been 
an object lesson to many others. O'Hara Murray, quite a good 

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batsman, for some unaccountable reason received hardly sports- 
manlike treatment from the crowd : this we attnbute to their 
scanty knowledge of the game. Facer, a bowler of the "all 
speed and no direotion" type, was of greater value as a bat. 
We cannot close a criticjsm of this barrack without referenoe 
to the valuable work of Nurse as secretary of the Cricket 

Barrack 12 migbt aptly be termed a three-man side, carned 
through entirely on the Shoulders of Hartman, Geiler and Raper. 
The first-named should rid himself of a 'tendency to seek "square- 
leg" in the face of fast bowling. Though handicapped by this 
fault he played some useful imungs for his side. Raper, an im- 
tiring field, was in our opinion Ruhleben' s best slow left-hand 
bowler, but owing to the team's lack of talent in this direction, 
was often bowled to a standstill. 

Barrack 13, though endowed with little talent, played most 
sporting cricket and invariably came up smiling. Harnes was 
head and Shoulders above the rest and shone in all departments 
of the game, while Roberts provided a fund of amusement with 
his acrobatic fielding, and mania for hitting boundaries with 
one hand. 

Having disposed of each team m turn, we would venture 
a few general remarks. A point which called for a great 
deal of criticism was the occasional inefficiency of the um- 
piring, the greatest off enders in this respect were barrack 10, 
who despite the plethora of talent at their command seemed 
content to be represented by one whose keenness obviously 
exoeeded his knowledge of the game. 

We feel we ooiuld not close in a more suitable fashion 
than by regarding the cricketers as a body and stati'ng what, 
in our humble opinion, would form the strengest representative 
team from the Camp. We would name the f ollowing f if teen : 
Masterman, McGill, Harrison, Crossland, Fachiri, Ponsonby, 
Gudgeon, Bardsley, Stewart, Biaker, Barber, Raper, Bloomer, 
Haines (11), Johnson; thus supplying our readers with an ample 
variety for the selection of a camp eleven. 

As a final word we sincerely trust that the players will 
aeeept our candid qriticism in the spirit in which it is offered, 
bearing m mind the invidiousness of our task. 







It's the sixth, 
The crowd that gathered round 
the gate 
Are come to wish Godspeed 
To these — these lucky few — 

that soon 
Shall be restored to England and to 

She comes, she comes, 
With rattling roar and shrilly shriek — 
Monarch of speed enwrapped in Steam 
With mile-devouring power she 

flashes by 
Among the duller trains that push 

and shunt. 
Monach of Speed — she bears 
But one or two of us — those lucky 

To England and to Liberty. 

Amid the roar and swirl of Steam 

A flutt' ring sign — ■ a waving arm — 

Cheer O! 

They understand — 

Th' oppressive grey of dull captivity. 

We feel with them 
Their new found joy and gaiety of 

RUHLEBEN, 6. September 1915. 

And signal back 

Cheer O! — 

Wishing them joy 

In England and in Liberty. 

Gone by, gone by — 

That living Moment in a dull 

And while the Iron Monarch swiftly 

Out, out across the piain to Liberty 
Our listless thought precedes, 
But straight inspired, 
In vigour turns to visit those 
That stand in bloody trench 
In Flanders' weary mud and mire, 
And those that watch and wait upon 

the Deep: 
Upon the Deep by Orkney's distant 

isles : 
And those that offer sacrifice 
Of bloody sweat and quivering 

Upon the rocks of far Gallipoli. 
And thence returning to ourselves, 
Our quickened eyes respond, 
And out again the message of 

Good Hope 
Cheer O! 


Us sont heureux ces internes, 
Qui chaque jour de leur facteur, 
Recoivent lettres et paquets, 
Oui, ils ont vraiment du bonheur! 

Depuis plus d'un mois anxieux 
J'attends la distribution ; 
Chaque jour, pourquoi, Grands Dieux ? 
Je n'ai qu'une deception. 

Oh, Poste ! sois moins cruelle, 
Cesse ces retards angoissants, 
Donne-moi donc des nouvelles 
De ma femme, de mes enfants. 

H. A. B. 




JVjOW that the Autumn evenings are setting in, a forecast 
■*■ »• ot the approaching musical season may be of interest 
to readers of the Camp paper. The Musical Society has secured 
the use of the Grand Stand Hall for each Sunday evening, 
commencing on the 3rd of Öctober. Arrangements are, as yet, 
only in the tentative stage, but sorne indication can be given 
of the lines on which the Cammittee will apportion their evenings. 
It is proposed that orchestral concsrts shlall take place on every 
third Sunday evening, the intervening weeks being elevated to 
recitals or concerts of choral or chamber music, 

The first orchestral concert will be conducted by Mr. 
Cossart, and will include the Liszt Conoerto in E flat for piano 
and orchestra, the solo part to be played by Mr. Field ; several 
operatic items to be sung by M ! r. Bonhote and Mr. Cutayer. 
At the second orchestral evening Mr. ßamton will be at the heim, 
and the programme will contain, amongst other things, Mozart' s 
Concerto in A for piano and orchestra, soloist Mr. Lmdsay ; 
and some examples of modern English music. Future concerts 
will be conducted by Mr. Weber, Mr. McMillan, and, it is 
hoped, Mr. Adler. 

Among the recitals will be one for voice and piano by 
Mr. F|rederic Keel and Mr. B. J. Dale; another for the same 
oombination by Mr. ( Weber and Mr. Bainton, ancLit is hoped that 
Mr. Lindsay and Mr. Ludlow will again join forces and give 
us a repetition of the delightful evening which we enjoyed 
some time ago. 

String quartet parties are busy rehearsing chamber music, 
and they will be assisted ( at their concerts by M'r. Pauer, Mr. 
Lindsay, and other pianists and vocalists. The glee and ma- 
drigal choir will continue to devote their attention to English 
male voioe choral music, a branch of art in which our country 
has always exoelled. 

Later on, should we still be here, special concerts of 
Russian and French music will be given. 

For those who prefer music of a lighter character, populär 
orchestral conoerts of the "Promenade" type will be given, 
under the direction of the breezy and energetic Mr. Peebles 
Conn, every Friday afternoon. 

In the meantime Mr. Leigh Henry continues his evocative 
delectation of the Camp by his discourses, flond in phrase, 
though somewhat exiguous in substance, upon "what he calls 
music", that is "muisik" which expresses "humanerty ", on Sunday 
mornings at ten o'clock. E. L. B. 



Prospects for the Coming Season. 

OWING to difficulhes which were put in the way, Rugby 
was unable to be porperly organised last season, nor was 
lt able to obtain a suitable ground. But this season, through 
an amicable arrangement with the Association Committee, the old 
second socoer ground has been granted to the Rugby Union. 
This ground is essentially more suitable for Rugby, as it is 
over 20 yards longer and several yards broader, and as a result 
the Standard of play should be considerably higher. 

The control of the Union is in the hands of a committee 
composed of a representative from each barrack, whereas the 
business matters are controlled by a small committee consisting 
of J. Morsely White (Pres.) A. Herbert Smith (Hon. »See), 
I. J. Evans, J. Molloy and W- j- Soundy. 

Up to the present it has been possible to form six teams 
from barracks or combinations of barracks. Each team has 
been allotted a club name, which are as follows : "Barbarians" 
Bar. 10, ''Blackheath", Bar. 8, "Wasps", Bar. 11 & 5, "Har- 
lequins", Blar. 3 and woioden barracks, "United Services", Bar. 
4 & 9, and "Nomads", Bar. 7 & 2. 

It is hoped that each team will be able to form a second 
stnng. In view of this the Union has arranged that there shall 
be practice games at least four times a week. By this ar- 
rangement it is hoped that all those who are not playing in 
the senior teams will have plenty of practice. In addition both 
International and Representative matches will be played. 

As far as paper form can be taken into consideration, the 
six teams would seem to be pretty equally matched, but it 
appears that the "United Services" and "Barbarians" will ulti- 
mately be the leaders. The back idivision of the latter, including 
as it does Hill, Lee, Anderson iand Belmont, should prove a 
stif f proposition to tackle, to say nothing of such f ine f orwards 
as Evans, Gilbert, Richards and McGill. 

"The Services" also possess strong forwards in Ritchie, 
Shuttleworth and Darniell, who have some fine outsides behind 
them in Harris, Jenkins and Robson, with the other Darneil 
as the last line of def ence. 

"The Wasps" will have Molloy and Brown, two excellent 
forwards to lead a somewhat shaky pack. Behind the pack 
will be Campbell, Morsely, White and Smylie who should be able 
to do much damage. 

"The Nomads" should turn out to be quite a strong com- 
bination, seeing that it possesses such players as Davis, 
Reed, Soundy, Ellis and Aiston in the back division, with Rankin 
and Lane and Cosgrove in the forwards. 


"Black Heath" who, it is hoped, will carry on the fine 
reputation of its name-sake, has quite a fine lot. Cathy at 
füll back is very safe, while Marchant, Hodgskinson and Smyth 
are a useful lot behind the scrum, which looks to be a hot 
lot having such a brilliant leader as A. Herbert Smith, backed 
up by Hartsnell, Moll and Johnson. 

"The Harlequins" are rather an unknown quantity, though 
they will have a huge scrum containing such stalwarts as Sandy 
White, Buckley, Andrews, Carruthers and Avery, who will no 
doubt be led by their able captain, S. H, Gudgeon. As far: as 
their "threes" go they have an excellent nucleus in Nicoll, Green- 
wood and "Barney" Griffin. 

iOn the whole we can look forward to a very successful 
and enjoyable season, which we hope will afford the Camp 
as much pleasure as it will the players themselves. RUGGER. 


Amalgamation of Systematic Teaching. 

FOR some time past the committee and teachers of the Arts 
and Science Union and the Camp School have feit the 
necessity of co-ordination in their work, and, at the instance 
of the Arts and Science Union, a Joint sub - committee was 
appointed to consider how this might best be affected. After 
ccnsiderable discussion it was finally agreed to that all systematic 
teaching and lecturing should be carried on by the School, 
and that the special lectures should be the work of the Union. 

As the School has avoided setting-up courses of instruction 
in subjects in which the Union took a special interest, this 
amalgamation neoessitated the creation of two new departments, 
viz. for music and for biological sciences. Mbreover the de- 
velopment of the Spanish and Italian Department necessitated 
its division into two. 

For these departments have been nominated, and unanimously 
approved at the general meeting of the Union and of the Camp 
School : for music Mr. Blainton, for Biological Sciences Mr. Pease ; 
for Italian Mr. Pritchard, Mr. Heather vcluntarily resigned his re- 
presentation of the Spanish Department — a work he carried 
out with conspicuous ability — in favour of Mr. Barry. 

The result of this change will be a simplification of time- 
table and space difficulties, and the avoidanoe of duplicated 
courses. Tbe Arts and Science Union will continue its work 
of populär lectures, scientific, literary and other circles, and 
the production of educational evenings in the Hall, while the 
School will conduct henceforward all the regulär instruction 
and teaching in the Camp. 




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Fluhleben Camp Organisation — Captains and Committees. 

I'N the early days of last November when the about 4,000 in- 
habitants of this Camp were collected and sent here, and were 
placed indiscriminately in the various barracks without any idea 
of what to do or where to go, it became apparent at oncs that 
some sort of civil Organisation was necessary to assist the Mih- 
tary Authorities in getting the camp into working order, and. 
also to make it as bearable as possible for the prisoners them- 
selves. Each barrack therefore elected a Captain to act as 
its spokesman, and as intermediary between the Barrack and the 
Military Authorities. Each Captain then nominated in his 
Barrack a Vice Captain, and also- appointed a Captain for 
each Loft, two postmen and a cashier, and as occasion arose a 
laundryman, relief officer, policemen, firemen, etc. were added 
to the list of Barrack 0'fficials. The fourteen barrack captains 
elected two of their number as captain and vice captam of 
the camp, and as spokesman between themselves, as a body 
and the Military Authorities, and from the first held regulär 
daily meetings, at which they received instructions from the 
Authorities, for publication in their respective barracks and in 
the camp, and also discussed as a body any points of interest 
er difficulty (and there have been many) arising in individual 
barracks. They also attended to a large number of details 
in connection with the general welfare of the camp, not the 
least of which was the making up! of many and varied 
barrack lists and the answering of innumerable questions. 
At a later date, as any members of their body resigned or 
were released, the Military Authorities appointed new captains 
to take their places. The Camp Secretary and Treasurer has 
always been considered a Captain and has attended and voted 
at all the meetings from the commencement. With the exception 
cf a permission to walk on the racecourse before it was opened 
to the camp in general, and a reserved form at some of the 
earlier concerts, the Captains have had no Privileges which 
were not available to any other member of the camp. They 
reeeive no remuneration, and pay just as much as anyone eise 
for goods they buy at the Canteens. They are not free agents, 
and their actions individually or as a body are always subjeet 
to the approval of the Military Authorities. 

In the early part of the year, as the work had increased 
largely, it was deeided ta extend the Organisation on the 
lines of an English Municipality and a scheme was drawn 
up, and approved of by the Authorities, by which the following 
departments were created : — Finance, Education, Recreation, 

(Continued on page 37.) 



Kitchens, Canteens, Sanitation and Watch and Works. A com- 
mittee was formed for each department, consisting generally of 
two captains and three members of the camp, each Committee 
having power to co-opt any members of the camp, each Committee 
knowledge likely to be of service in their particular department, 
When the Playing Fields were opened, the Recreation Committee 
was subdivided into sports Control and Entertainments Com- 
mittees. Appended is a list of the members of the various 
committees at the present time : — also of the Captains. 



Captain of the Camp 
Vice-Captain . 
Camp Secretary and 
Barrack 1 — 15 — 16 

2 . . 

3—22 KBoys) 

5 . 

6—20-22 (Men) 








14— T. H. 

J. Powell. 

L. G. Beaumont. 

J. P. Jones. 

C. E. Turnbull. 

J. Swift. 

G. F. Fisher. 

H. Cocker. 

L. G. Beaumont- 

S. Asher. 

P. F. W. Simon. 

Capt. Russell. 

N. Robson. 

W'. Wynn Williams. 

J. Thorpe. 

C. Aman. 

N. Hawkins. 

E. Mahnke. 


J. P. Jones, Chairman, H. Cotterell. 

S. H. Urry. W. Butterworth. 

J. H. Platford. J. Weston. 


N. Hawkins, Chairman. 

J.C. Masterman,Vice-Chairman. H. S. Hatfield, Hon. 

A. C. Ford. M. G. Pritchard. 

M. Wimpfheimer. J. H. Platford. 

T. A. Barton. W. Blagden. 



J. Powell, Chairmann. 
R. H. Carrad. 
E. Pyke. 

L. G. Beaumont, Vice-Chairman. 
G, Ferguson. 
H. Kastner. 



J. Powell, Chairman. 
L. G.Beaumont.Vice-Chairman. J. P. Jones. 


G. F. Fisher, Chairman. 
L, G. Beaumont.Vice-Chairman. C. Lockyer Roberts. 


P. F. W. Simon, Chairman. L. M. Sharp. 

Capt. E. Aleide. C. S. Butchart. 

D. E. Parr. Capt. J. Stewart. 


G. F. Fisher, Chairman. 

J. Swift, Vice -Chairman. J. O'Hara Murray (Tennis). 

R. Revill, Hon. See. G. Dix (Physical Drill). 

J. C. Masterman (Cricket and J. Moresby White (Rugby 

Hockey). Football). 

F. B. Pentland (Association P. C. Boler (Sports). 

Football). Dr. Jephson (Sports). 


J. R. Thorpe, Chairman. 
C. E. Turnbull, Vice - Chair- 


H. Cotterell. 
J. Roker. 
H. A. Bell. 

E. L. Bainton. 

T. Willis. 

B. Tapp. 

T. Eden. 

G. M. Boyd. 

H. A. Bard, Hon. See. 



(The Editor 's Complaint.) 

THE Editor was purple. From his eyes 
Rage, anger, incredulity and scorn 
Fiashed like the lightning flick'ring mid the clouds 
Heralding the thunder. Forth spake he: 
"Ho there without! Attend me or you die! 
"Know that a churl, a foul and loathly brat, 
"Who claimed to have the ear of all the muses, 
"Hath promised unto me a poem of praise 
"On Wimpfheimer', that small, sagacious man, 
"Who, through the broad-rimmed glasses made of hörn, 
"Surveys with kindly glance the fortunes varied 
"Attending on that section of the School 
"Which appertains to Commerce. Now this child 
"Of Belial and blackest bestiality doth write, 
'No rhyme or rythm can I write for thee 
"Wherein to glorify the wondrous name 
"Of Wimpfheimer', What shall I do? For know 
"That ere the morrow's sun shall sink agaln 
"To press must we." Out spake the boy and said: 
"Lo! 1 know one who might perchance oblige 
"Your worship, in this thing.'' "Go fetch the man" 
The editor exclaimed. "And great shall be 
"His meed of profit, if he shall concoct 
"The neccessary copy. Go at once !*" 

He came and stood before the chief, who said 

"He that before thee was, and now is gone, 

"Refused and said it was no mortal work 

"To find a rhyme or rythm which should praise 

"The works of Wimpfheimer" To whom replied 

The poet "I think it surely may be done 

"As thus" — he thought a moment and declaimed: 

"There dwells on Parnasian heights 

"A chaste and most virginal nymph; I'm a 

"Poet whom this lady delights 

"And so I will eulogise Wimpfheimer 

"From the spring on the top of the mount 

"If worthy thou'rt sprinkled with lymph, rhymer 

"And then you'll be sure of a fount 

"Of words which will rhyme well with Wimpfheimer. 

The Editor rejoiced, embraced the poet, 
Commissioned him to write a noble poem. 
Yea, leaded him with presents and with gold. 
Alas! they waited long the promised theme 
But waiting will not bring the cooling rain: v 
— They never saw that poet's face again. — 


N T I C E. 

The Relief Officer of your bar- 
racks has a collecting-box for the 
"Ruhleben Bed Fund 11 , to endow a 
"Ruhleben Bed M in perpetuity in one 
of the Red Gross hospitals at Home. 

As a Britisher 

You are expected 

to make some sacrifice for this 
object not merely to give of your 
superfluity. The Relief Of f icers are 
keeping the boxes for a month so 
that, in four weekly contributi ons 
of 25 Pfennigs, even the poorest 
Britisher may add his round Mark. 

If you are British you will matfe 
some sacrifice for those who are 
making far greater sacrifices than 
those you are priveleged to make. 

Forgetting to go to the box (it 
will not be brought to you) will be 
a very contemptible excuse for non- 



IN order to give Mr. 
Powell more time to carry 
out his duties to the Camp in 

general as Captain of the Camp. Mr. W. Wynn Williams has 

been elected Captain of Barack 10. 

THE new Police Station and Lost Property Office in 
Bond St. is now open, and we ask the Camp to note the hours 
during whidi lost property may be claimed, and articles Found 
be handed in, viz., from 8 — 9 a. m., and 1 — 2 p. m. It will 
assist everyone, if finders of articles will take them to this 
of f ice at once, so tbat the loser may recover his property without 
delay. A list of articles lost and found is posted on the special 
board outside the Police Station. 

THERE is unfortunately still no light in the Grand Stand, 
but we hope that by the time this is published the regulär 
evening entertainments will have been resumed. 

OWING to the great increase of business in the Special 
Order Department of the Canteens, this Department has removed 
to tbe old Outfitting Stores, which are now located in the 
new sheds. We had wished to have a Central Laundry Office 
in tbese sheds, but this idea must be left in abeyance for the 
time being. 

PLEASE do not worry the Doctor or other Military 
Qfficials about the exchange of military unfit. A schedule is 
being prepared, and every one will have his chance, but meantine 
the Military Authorities are taking none but the obviously unfit. 

THE Boiler House is now open tili 8.30 p. m. 

WE are still troubled by constant enquiries as to what 
is being done to make our life more bearable in winter : what 


about smoking sheds. etc. ? \\ e would ask you to be patient. 
because eveiything is being done which lt is possible to do, and 
hope that :he will see some concrete results ?f our 
enc e verv long. 

CLOGS. ready nailed. can now be had at the Boot Dept 

at the price et M. 2.5Ö a pair. 

\X E regret that the Cinematograph Theatre bas had to 
be closed temporarily, owing to the lighting question, but we 

r. :pe ::• :<pen it again very shortly. 


MLCH to ;ur surpnse.. the scheine of collecting funds for 
the permanent endowment of a bed in one of the Red 
Crcss Hospitals at Home, as a mark oi the sympathy of the 
Britishers a: Ruhleben, for those who ha\ - e made and 
are making greater sacritices for our country than those we 
have been privileged to make. bas met wito considerable cntxism. 
The most trequent Dbiection is that the sending of an amount 
f money such as this — we hope to collect 2000 M. — 
\v ill give the Impression at Home that we are in no need 
: money here. and migjri have the result of leading the Home 
Government to refram trom sending any relief money to this 
Camp. We have extended the collection o\er four weeks in 
::er that those in receipt of fmancial aid from Home Go- 
e nment may have an opportumty of contributing on raore than 
cne occasion to this fand, and so may not feel that their lack 
funds deterred them from taking any appreciable part in 
this expression of the loyalty and sympathy of the Camp as 
a whole. \\ hen the money is handed over to the .\mencan 
Ambassador we shall be careful to point out that this collection 
is not a mere donation from our superfluity but is the outcome 
in many cases of very real sacrifice. 

As a result of the question of the admimstration of the 
fund having been raised at the Captains meeting we addressed 
the roüowing letter to the captains. 

No. 2 Fleet Street. 
September. 17th. 1915. 
Dear Sir. 

I am sorry to hear that there is some misunderstanding 
in the Camp with regard to the collection for a bed in a 


Red Gross Hospital at Home organised by the Camp Magazine 
at the request of a number of its readers. 

The idea of the collection was that it should be a spontaneous 
expression of the sympathy of the Brihshers in this Camp 
for those at Home who are making greater sacnfices for our 
country than those we are privileged to make. 

It was their anxiety that the collection should be regarded 
as spontaneous, which led the originators of the idea to put 
the Organisation in my hands rather than carry it out them- 
selves or put it in the hands of the Captains. 

The Camp Magazine having taken responsability for the 
collection, it was not thought necessary to announce that Mr. 
Ford and Mr. Sims have undertaken the handling of the 
accounts, it had already been pointed out in No. 6 of the 
Magazine that "The Money will be extracted and counted in 
the presence of several responsible members of the Camp and 
then forwarded by the camp paper to the American Embassy." 

Jt has been pointed out to me that the name of the Camp 
Magazine should have been on the boxes and that ovving to 
this Omission there was some doubt in the barracks as to the 
crigin of the box. The name of the paper was not affired 
because I wished to give no ground for the impression that 
this is a "publicity stunt" on the part of the Camp Magazine 
and no special notices were posted in the barracks in view 
cf the already wide publicity which had been given to the project 
in the Camp Magazine. 

In handing the money over to the American Embassy 
care will be taken to< poirit out that this collection has entailed 
real sacrifice on the part öf many of the donors and that it 
had been extended over four weeks because many of those 
who are in receipt of financial aid from the Home Government 
wished to have more than one opportunity of offering their 
' widow's mite". The Embassy will also be requested to mention 
no names in connection with the collection. 

Will you please help me to put this matter on a clear 
basis, so that there will be no room for displeasure or doubt, 
by letting me have your candid opinion of the scheme on the 
accompanying p. c. which opinion I shall have pleasure in 
Publishing, together with this letter. I very much regret that 
the exigencies of press-day render it necessary for me to ask 
you to reply this afternoon at the latest. ' 

I remain, 
Your obedient serv, 


(The replies will be published in our next issue). 







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and is a no longer neccessary evil. The Ruhleben 
Supplies Delivery calls at your boxes or loft between 
7 — 30 and 8 — 30 a. m. and 1 and 2 p. m., collects 
your Orders and delivers the goods in time for 
dinner or tea as the case may be. Our office 
is between Barracks 3 and 4. Saturdays one delivery. 



THERE hiave been many brandhes of learning formed under 
the guidanoe of the Camp School, which have done ex- 
cellent work. This work has been realised by the majority 
in the Camp ; during the recent months, however, a new form 
of learning has developed, which has been such a success, 
that a few words might encourage those who are responsible, 
and those who know little or nothing about it. 

The Circles, as they are called, are numerous in number. 
It will suffice to mention a few only, as they are all con- 
ducted on practically the same lines. 

The languages circles are French, Itahan, Spanish, and 
German, each of which has its own President, and Secretary. 
They meet once or twice a week, as the case may be, either 
to discuss a debatable subject, to listen to a paper read by 
one of tlie members, upon which a, discussion might follow, 
or by reading a populär work in one of the respective languages. 
By this means a very instructive and at the same time a very 
pleasant hour is spent. 

It is the object of these Circles that their meetings s! oiuld 
be of an informal character as far as possible. There is there- 
fore a minimum number of members in each Circle, who speak, 
read, and write the language really well. This gives those who 
are eager to learn a chance of speaking, and those who are 
at all nervous, a feeling that, when speaking, it is not a board 
of examiners they are addressing. 

There are, besides the Language Circles, the Banking and 
Engineering Circles. These two are conducted on slightly differ- 
ent lines, as at each meeting a lecture is delivered, af ter which 
a discussion follows. It is very interesting to note, especially 
in the Engineers'-Circle, that a course of Lecturesis being de- 
livered, which covers a most important part of the work required 
to pass the Marine Engineers' Examinations. 

When one considers the huge success these Circles have 
achieved, and the intense interest shown by their members, es-" 
pecially under the conditions in which they have been held, there 
is great praise due to those who are at their respective heads. 

The great forth-coming difficulty, which these Circles will 
have to contend with, will be a reasonably warm room, in 
which their meetings can be continued. It is not necessary to 
go thoroughly into the point, as our confidence lies in the Edu- 
cation Committee, who, realising the worth of the Circles, will, 
no doubt, do their utmost to procure a suitable room f or the 
meetings during the winter sessions. 

J. ER. 


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He knows how to make Ruhleben lodgings cosy, 
comfortable & healthy. 

ls your chair broken? 

Do you need a bedstead. 
Or any other repairs? 

Go to him at once. 


Hand-sewn or wooden - pegged. 

Don't rely on amateurs! 
Good work guaranteed! 


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„20 th . . . . J. D. Ketchum. 

\\ „ 27 th . . ' . . A. H, Bodin. \\ 

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On and after October 1 st the 
Food Canteen will be opened 
between the following hours. 


AFTERNOON 3.30 - 5 
SATURDAY 3.30 — 6 

The Special Order Department 

will accept Orders for any commodi- 
ties not stocked in the various Stores. 


Commencing on Monday September 
20 th Hot Coffee, Biscuits & Sausages 
will be sold. 


Tea 6c Coffee are now on sale. 

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